connecting a usb 3g modem

Edgar D' Souza edgar.b.dsouza at
Mon Sep 1 09:15:40 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Andy Green <andy at> wrote:
> Sometimes when I use it on normal laptop, I get bogus DNS in UK.

You mean like if you use
on your Linux system, when using the modem as the DNS server, you get
complaints like "malformed response" etc.?
I have had this complaint with ADSL modems - both Huawei and DLink.
The solution is to set your Linux host's resolv.conf to directly query
your ISP's DNS servers, or OpenDNS servers, or to run a caching DNS on
your Linux host, possibly with ISP nameservers or OpenDNS servers set
as forwarders.
Surprisingly, that proprietary OS that most FOSS people hate to use...
works just fine with the DNS implementation on the ADSL modems... a
case of two brokens make one "fixed"? :-P


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